Off the beaten path: São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe, the tropical island with dense mountainous jungle, is an off the beaten path destination by itself. The island has not been inhabited prior to Portuguese colonization, and is a great place for ecotourism, diving and exploring mother nature. You can see the volcanic peak which reminds of the Tower of Mordor, taste the genuine chocolate made by Claudio Corallo, explore Obo National park with endemic flora and fauna, and see Fort São Sebastião.

The Dark Tower of São Tomé

If you are a fan of Stephen King or Tolkien, you have an opportunity to see the Dark Tower or the Tower of Mordor in São Tomé, which is a naturally formed 300 meters tall volcanic peak, called Pico…
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